Remains of the Day: Rumor has it

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Rumors abound of Apple updating every single product line at next week’s media event, even as the company apparently winds down its relationship with Samsung. Elsewhere, the iPod nano is dissected … for science! The remainders for Tuesday, October 16, 2012 are a tale told by idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display confirmed for Apple event (9to5Mac)

With an Apple event officially confirmed for next week, the rumor mill is working overtime. If everything we’ve read is true, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac mini may all make an appearance on October 23, at which point Tim Cook will pound them all into dust with a hammer to prove a point about how product leaks ruin things for everybody.

Moving from love-hate to hate-hate (The Korea Times)

Samsung and Apple’s oft-fractious relationship seems to be hitting the skids for real: The Korean company reportedly had no input on the design of Apple’s latest processor, the A6, which is said to be a departure from previous chips. Geez, what have we come to when Apple can’t even trust a company ruled to have been infringing its intellectual property?

iPod Nano 7th Generation Teardown (iFixit)

Following the iPod touch teardown, the newest iPod nano has now been subjected to its own humiliation, as it has been disassembled into its component parts by iFixit. But some things are not meant to be opened, as shown by this exclusive footage of what befell iFixit’s team afterwards.

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Java for OS X updates - Apple released a pair of updates for Mac users; the update for you depends on the version of OS X you are running. OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard users should use Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10. OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion users should use Java for OS X 2012-005. (You can also get the updates by using Software Update.) According to Apple, the updates provide improved security, reliability, and compatibility.

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